Re: Impending FA, Arbitration and Draft Pick Compensation
Teams don't offer guys arbitration for Type-A or B free agents and then trade them if they accept it. I believe it's a rule. You cannot trade a newly signed player until a certain date (June something I believe.) So it's not like the Reds can offer Ramon arbitration and he accepts and then they just trade him because they wanted the draft pick. That's why a lot of good players who are Type-A free agents are not offered arbitration because teams do not want them back and don't want to take the risk of that player accepting it and then they are stuck with them for another year.